Why It’s Dangerous To Claim Domestic Violence ‘Spikes’ Over The Holidays

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It’s a claim boldly asserted in local news stories each year: Domestic violence spikes during the holiday season. On the surface, the concept sounds plausible enough ― for many people, holidays are associated with family tension, crowded homes and copious amounts of alcohol. It follows that violence might increase under such stressful circumstances. Yet, domestic violence […]